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Feb
27

Holtmann, Turgeon Continue War Of Words Over Wesson

Nebraska’s up next for Ohio State, but first Chris Holtmann must defend junior center Kaleb Wesson (below) yet again from verbal attacks by Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
23

Bucks Beats Odds, And Odds-Makers, Win Over Terps

The Buckeyes defeat the No. 7 team in nation with 10 three-pointers, 13 offensive rebounds, and only 10 turnovers. Muhammad shuts down Cowan and has his best game offensively, and Wesson takes care of Jalen Smith. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
21

Ohio State Doesn’t Have Right Stuff To Take Down Iowa

Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann was disappointed…that his team wasn’t tough enough, or focused enough, to defeat the Big Ten’s best home team. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
19

Ohio State Staring Down Big Ten Giant In Iowa’s Garza

The Hawkeyes junior center is a Division I national player of the year candidate for filling up the statistics sheets and leading Iowa to 18 victories…so far.  The Buckeyes hope to slow him down in their Thursday matchup. Mark Znidar previews the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
16

Young’s Energy, 17 Points Propel Ohio State Past Purdue

The Buckeyes’ junior forward wows a sold out crowd in The Schott with hustle and rare scoring outbreak, helping his team win for the fifth time in six games. Mark Znidar writes Buckeye basketball in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
15

Znidar: Injuries Plague Buckeyes As Much As Inconsistency

They just can’t seem to get healthy!  Seven players in rotation for the Buckeyes have sat out for stretches going into Saturday’s game against Purdue. Mark Znidar tells you story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
13

Ohio State Blows Big Lead, Hangs On To Beat Rutgers

Kaleb Wesson and Chris Holtmann are upbeat despite near collapse as the Bucukeyes win for the fourth time in the last five games. Mark Znidar writes how Ohio State won it 16th game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
9

Buckeyes A Road ‘No-Show’ In Loss To Wisconsin

They had ten first-half turnovers, played sketchy defense, and Kaleb Wesson had an off game.  It all worked together to end the Buckeyes’ winning streak at three games.

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Feb
5

Ohio State Follows Wesson’s Lead To Defeat Michigan

Junior center Kaleb Wesson may have played his best game as a Buckeye…scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and led OSU to a win over Michigan for the team’s second Big Ten win on the road. Press Pros’ Mark Znidar was there, and shares the story in today’s feature.

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Feb
4

Ohio State, Michigan Sharing Same Life Raft In Rough Big Ten

The resumes of the two old rivals are similar,  and so, too, could be their chances of getting at-large bids to the NCAA tournament.  Some preview thoughts from Mark Znidar on Tuesday’s OSU-Michigan matchup.

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Feb
1

Bucks Win 2nd Straight…’Shoot’ Past Indiana

Shooter’s Hand…Justin Ahrens was once again the hot hand off the bench with his three-point shooting in the Buckeyes’ Saturday win over indiana. Read more in the latest Buckeye basketball update.

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Jan
31

No Farewell To Ahrens…Soph Returns From Back Injury

His four three-pointers in their win over Northwestern signal that the sophomore Versailles graduate could be shooting star Ohio State has needed. Mark Znidar writes his story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
26

Ohio State Breathes Easier After Win Over Northwestern

Freshman guard D.J. Carton took over the point during crunch time, and sophomore Justin Ahrens was a marksman in the Buckeyes first conference road win. Mark Znidar shares the story in Monday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
25

So Far, Big Ten Just Too ‘Big’ For Rebuilding Ohio State

There are many factors for the Buckeyes’ fall from Top 25 after non-conference victories over Villanova, North Carolina and Kentucky.  And you can’t say you weren’t warned before now. Columnist Mark Znidar shares in today’s Buckeye hoops feature.

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Jan
23

Buckeyes Can’t Finish Again…Lose To Minnesota

They couldn’t stop Macus Carr…Gophers’ sophomore guard drives for lay-up, then hits a 3-pointer in final minute to give Buckeyes 6th loss in 7 games…a somber night at the ‘Schott’. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
19

Buckeyes Fall Flat On The Road, To Penn State

Saturday soaking….Penn State blocked seven shots, get nine steals, and sent the Ohio State Buckeyes Buckeyes to their fifth loss in six Big Ten games. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros in today’s OSU feature.

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Jan
15

No Washington And Muhammad, No More Losing Streak For OSU

Ohio State dispatches Nebraska, 80-68, to end the losing streak at four games, despite losing two guards to indefinite suspension. Six players reach double figures in scoring in the Bucks’ win. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
11

Hoosiers Make Buckeyes See Crimson During Another Loss…

Crimson and creamed…Ohio State shot 32.7 percent and had 16 turnovers, and suffered their fourth straight loss at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers. Mark Znidar shares the details in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
8

Ohio State Downturn Could Be A Health Problem, Too

Sophomore guard Duane Washington has missed time with a rib injury.  Now, Kyle Young (below) is out after an appendectomy.  How much can a roster take and still win in the Big Ten? Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
8

Beware The Turtle…Cold Shooting Dooms Buckeyes

5 on 4?…It seemed like they were playing a man short as the Buckeyes had trouble scoring and fell to Maryland for their third straight loss (and third in the Big Ten). Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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